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Covering : Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Golcar, the Holme Valley, Kirkburton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Area Inspector for all priorities: Insp 2624 Briggs

 

Ward Area: Dearne Valley

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 4963 Newsome (Wildlife Officer), PC 2944 Lorimer

 

Denby Dale, Skelmanthorpe, Clayton West area: Set February 2022

•    To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Long Lane, Clayton West during the evenings and weekends, Sunnymead Park, Scissett,  and St Augustines Church, Skelmanthorpe predominantly evenings. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the area and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issues and identify and deal with offenders. We have interacted with a number of youths, however, no significant issues have been encountered.

Update August 2022

We have continued to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, incidents have reduced, however, we will continue our patrols to identify the youths and to use the ASB legislation in issuing anti-social behaviour interventions. 

 

Denby Dale, Birdsedge, Cumberworth, Emley areas: Set April 2021

•    To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in and around the villages of Denby Dale (including regular unlawful vehicular use of public bridleway at Gilthwaites Lane), Clayton West, Birdsedge, Cumberworth, Emley and Skelmanthorpe. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.

Update August 2022

We are continuing with our speeding days of action.


 
Kirkburton, Flockton, Shelley, Shepley and Grange Moor area: Set April 2021

•    To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in the villages of Kirkburton, Flockton, Shelley, Shepley and Grange Moor, (in particular Jubilee Way), and contravention of vehicle weight restriction through Flockton village. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.

Update August 2022

We will continue to conduct more speed checks in these areas and will publicise these where possible.

 

Kirkburton Gregory Playing Fields, Shepley Village and Flockton Village area: Set July 2021

•    To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Gregory Playing Fields, Highburton and Jubilee Way/rear of the old Grameen Spice, Grange Moor, Shepley Village and Flockton Village. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders. 

Update August 2022

Officers continue to conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects.


 

Ward Areas: Colne Valley & Golcar

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 5467 Powney

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 786 Knight, PC 1417 Grifford, PC 1778 Farrand

 

Golcar & Quarmby area: Set March 2022

•    Off-Road Motorbikes - To target speeding vehicles and anti-social vehicle use, we will continue with speed checks, conduct high visibility patrols and work closely with partners where appropriate to reduce anti-social vehicle use.. 

Update August 2022

Following up on complaints from residents and councillors we will use relevant traffic legislation to proactively deal with document offences. We will gather subject intelligence to be pro-active with high visibility patrols and use Section 59 of the Police Reform Act, warnings / seizures where appropriate. We will be working with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing colleagues to disrupt and deter behaviour. To help us build this picture, please report incidents of off-road bikes and / or known offenders. 

 

All Colne Valley & Golcar area: Set August 2022

•    To target anti-social behaviour in and around our reservoirs and to promote safety around wild fires. 

Update August 2022

We have worked with partners to upskill our staff who have then attended our local schools to educate the dangers, we will continue to conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects/main protagonists who will be dealt with for any criminal offences or via ASB legislation, we will also work with Kirklees Green Space to ensure any breach of public space protection orders are actioned.


Colne Valley area: Set August 2022

•    To target youth related anti-social behaviour at Colne Valley High School and the surrounding area. 

Update August 2022 

Through our problem solving processes we will conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects/main protagonists who will be dealt with for any criminal offences or via ASB legislation, we will also work with safer Kirklees and local schools.


 

Ward Area: Holme Valleys 

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 3814 Lewis

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 5231 Slawinski, PC 4559 Wood & PC 5860 Smith

 

All Holme Valley: Set September 2021

•    To target residential burglary offences.We will ensure all burglaries are revisited by the Neighbourhood Policing Team and crime prevention advice is offered. We will work closely with crime prevention officers and the CID department. We will ensure areas of concern are targeted with high visibility patrols and leaflet drops. Rural Ward Officers and PCSOs to provide Burglary reassurance, advise on preventative measures and problem solving through our new Easy Street campaign. 


Update August 2022 


In recent weeks we have seen an increase in Burglaries at commercial premises and Rural NPT officers have identified 2 suspects via their enquiries one of which has been arrested who now has conditions not to enter any part of West Yorkshire. We will continue attempts to arrest the outstanding suspect with a view to bringing  both before the courts.
The outstanding suspect from the commercial Burglaries mentioned on the last update has been located and arrested by Rural NPT.

CID made Rural NPT aware of a vehicle liked to several residential burglaries in the Holme Valleys and it was located by Rural NPT and sent for forensic examination. Enquiries from this vehicle led to another vehicle being identified and Rural NPT also located this vehicle and arrested 2 males from the vehicle in connection with 3 Burglaries and a criminal damage, with another suspect being arrested the following day. CID were able to charge 2 suspects who were remanded for court. 


All Holme Valley: Set September 2021


•    To target youth related anti-social behaviour.  We will conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects/main protagonists who will be dealt with for any criminal offences or ASB legislation, we will also work with Safer Kirklees and local schools. We will also work with partners to educate regarding water safety around our reservoirs and target anti-social behaviour in these areas.

Update August 2022


ASB as always is expected to increase in the Holme Valley area over the summer holidays. During ASB week starting 18th July WYP and West Yorkshire Fire Service worked in partnership to educate on the dangers of moorland BBQ’s, outdoor drinking and open water swimming with social media appeals and school visits. We also worked in partnership to conduct high visibility patrols around these areas and will continue to do so. 

Targeted ASB patrols conducted;

Yellow letters have been issued to several youths for involvement with anti-social behaviour and we have also referred several youths to our youth intervention team who will work with them to divert them from criminality.

ASB patrols have been conducted in and will continue in the following locations - Honley Centre and Roundway, Netherthong , New Mill Royds estate including the go local shop, Sands recreation ground including Cricket club, Holmfirth Centre- Bus Station, Meltham Sports complex, skate park, and bowling club. Thongsbridge camp site, Honley, Neilly Pavilion and Digley. 

 

All Holme Valley: Set September 2021 

•    To target speeding vehicles and anti-social vehicle use we will continue with speed checks, conduct high visibility patrols and work closely with partners where appropriate to reduce anti-social vehicle use.

Update August 2022

Road safety operations in the rural area have led to a number of positive results including – 

15 x traffic offence reports for speeding
1 x Summons to court for speeding (81mph) in a 30 zone
3 x traffic offence reports for no seat belt
1 x traffic offence report for using a mobile phone
1 x traffic offence report no MOT
 
1 x No insurance vehicle seized, and driver reported to court
1 x no licence driver reported to court
1 x ticket issued for contravening road markings
2 x stop searches and 1 weapon recovered resulting in 1 arrest.

We will continue to carry out road safety operations to ensure our roads are kept safe. 


All Holme Valley: Set September 2021 

•    To target illegal drug taking/supply, we will conduct proactive patrols, use stop and search powers when appropriate, and respond to community intelligence with the use of drug warrants when appropriate.

Update August 2022

2 arrests have been made in relation to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs following Intelligence received about 2 suspects dealing drugs across both valleys from a vehicle. Rural NPT located the vehicle where a quantity of Class A drugs and cash were recovered.

Stop searches have been conducted on 7 occasions and drugs recovered on 5 occasions, one of which resulted in the seizure of an offensive weapon.
2 x vehicles have also been recovered after being identified through public intelligence for drug dealing in Meltham/Honley.

We continue to act on community intelligence and conduct stop searches where possible. 


 

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Dates for your diary
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Officers from Rural NPT, along with our Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator, will be holding an event on the 5th of October 2022 between 11.30am-1pm at Longwood Mechanics Hall, Longwood Gate, Longwood, HD34UU. We welcome you to attend and speak to local Officers regarding any issues you may have and any crime prevention advice that you require. 

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Officers from Rural NPT will be holding a contact point on the 6th of October 2022 between 1.30-2.30pm at Aldi, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite, HD75HE. Please come along and speak to local Officers regarding any issues you may have in your local community. 

 

 

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Officers from Rural NPT, along with our Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator, will be holding an event on the 11th of October 2022 between 11.30am-12.45pm at Linthwaite Methodist Church, Stones Lane, Linthwaite, HD75PD. We welcome you to attend and speak to local Officers regarding any issues you may have and any crime prevention advice that you require.